Radboudumc is the first UMC to offer its researchers a digital research platform

Datum: 26/05/2016

Radboudumc and RSRCH have signed a collaboration agreement regarding the use of the RSRCH Platform. This makes the Radboudumc the first UMC in the Netherlands to give its researchers the tools to conduct their research in a repeatable and scalable manner and make it accessible and usable in a secure environment for national and international fellow researchers. All Radboudumc researchers can use the online Digital Research Environment (DRE).

The RSRCH Platform

The launch of the RSRCH Platform is a production of RSRCH. The alliance also includes three other knowledge partners: Portavita, Xomnia and Care IQ. The cocreation with teams and employees at Radboudumc is an important aspect of the development of the RSRCH Platform.

Radboudumc and RSRCH

With RSRCH, Radboudumc enables its researchers to utilise powerful analysis capabilities that help them extract value and meaning from data sources. The platform safeguards the reproducibility and scalability of the research and facilitates secure data sharing and collaboration in research groups, both within and outside the institute. Furthermore, researchers start their research much quicker, because the required IT infrastructure is immediately available. Last but not least, the research results will be available faster.

Mathias Prokop, head of the Radboudumc’s Radiology and Nuclear Medicine department: “The DRE is an essential step towards the research of the future: improved structure, documentation, reuse of data and collaboration speed up research processes and result in increased output and quality.”

It is truly unique that the Radboudumc, RSRCH and the other partners work together out of a common interest to turn the RSRCH Platform into a widely used service for medical research in the Netherlands and improve collaboration between researchers.